Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GCL Astros: Emmanuel Cedano

Emmanuel Cedano
How did he get here?: Signed as undrafted free agent, August 2008
Stats: 6'2", 194 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2011: 22

2010 Overview




IPERA/WHIPK:BBBAAK/9BB/9
184.50/1.1118:13.1179.06.5


Previous Years (2009)




IPERA/WHIPK:BBHR/9K/9BB/9
8.220.77/3.575:151.05.215.6


What happened?

Emmanuel Cedano got his start in the GCL in 2009, and it's easy to see why he repeated the GCL in 2010. As you can see, he doesn't give up a lot of hits, but his WHIP is directly attributed to his walks. Cedano fared much better this time around in the bullpen.

What went right?

Hits. He just doesn't really give them up. In 18IP in 2010, he only allowed seven hits for a .117 average. After a 2009 "season" (11 games - 8.2IP), he allowed 16 hits and 15 walks. Both those numbers came down in 2010. With runners in scoring position, he got 20 outs, and only allowed one hit.

Home games. At Osceola County Stadium, Cedano allowed 3H/2ER, 5K:2BB in 7.1IP.

What went wrong?

Walks. Those walks are just brutal. Of the 20 baserunners he allowed, 13 of them (65%) came via the four-ball way. Look at it this way: Against RHBs, he threw 15.2IP, allowing only three hits, but he walked 12. Ten of the last 14 batters to reach base against him did so via a walk.

Cedano will be 22, so I'm not sure what the future holds for him, but he's going to have to work on his command.

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